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    The Kremlin spokesman said he could not comment on the reports about Russian arms deliveries to Iraqi Kurds.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that the presidential office had no comments to make on reports of Kurdish groups in Iraq receiving arms supplies from Russia.

    "I would not comment on this topic in any way. I have no information in this regard," Peskov told reporters.

    On Wednesday, Russian Consulate General’s attache in Erbil, Artyom Grigoryan, told RIA Novosti that Russia had supplied the Iraqi Kurds with five ZU-23-2 twin-barreled anti-aircraft autocannons and 20,000 rounds of ammunition to help the Peshmerga militia in the fight against Daesh militants, a group banned in Russia.

    Aso Talabani, a Moscow representative of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, told the agency on Thursday that an Iraqi Kurdistan delegation was planning a visit to Russia in early April to discuss new deliveries of Russian weapons.

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